CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 14 TO 20, 2014

CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 14 TO 20, 2014

Released on October 23, 2014

Detailed report is here Crop Report For October 14 to 20

Harvest weather continues to be favourable as 95 per cent of the crop is now combined, which is consistent with the five-year (2009-2013) average of 94 per cent, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.
The west-central, northeastern and northwestern regions are all reporting 99 per cent of the crop in the bin.  The southwestern region has combined 97 per cent of the crop, the southeastern region 93 per cent and the east-central region 91 per cent.
Ninety-eight per cent of mustard, 97 per cent of barley and canola, 96 per cent of durum and oats, 95 per cent of spring wheat, 93 per cent of canaryseed, 83 per cent of chickpeas and flax and 62 per cent of soybeans have been combined.
Reported yields have been average overall; however, there are reports of above-average yields in some areas.  Little crop damage was reported this week.
Much of the province received rain this past week with some southern areas reporting nearly an inch.  Across the province, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as eight per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and one per cent very short.
Farmers are busy finishing harvest, moving cattle and completing fall work.
Follow the 2014 Crop Report on Twitter at @SKAgriculture.
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For more information, contact:
Shannon Friesen Agriculture Moose Jaw Phone: 306-694-3592

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